• Preds leaning on Rinne to force series back to Pittsburgh
Preds leaning on Rinne to force series back to Pittsburgh

And we can't blame Americans for this one either. Pittsburgh rose to the occasion in Game 6 of last year's Stanley Cup Final , tallying a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks as -109 road chalk to close out the series and claim its second championship since 2009.

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  • India not invincible: Kohli
India not invincible: Kohli

The team's inability to take wickets even got Virat to bowl three overs. "I'm still in good form". India , who had beaten Sri Lanka in 14 of their last 17 one-day internationals, were given the ideal start by Dhawan and Rohit Sharma who shared a composed opening stand of 138 under slate grey skies.

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  • Defensemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final
Defensemen help Penguins play fast in Stanley Cup Final

Coach Mike Sullivan championed it on several occasions. I don't believe that's the word that we want to use to describe our team. "But our Grizzlies are sitting home in June, so at least we have the Predators playing still". No one saw it coming except for Crosby. "I can not go anywhere in my district without meeting a pile of Preds fans", he...

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  • French Open 2017: Jelena Ostapenko beats Timea Bacsinszky to reach final
French Open 2017: Jelena Ostapenko beats Timea Bacsinszky to reach final

Both Halep and Pliskova knew that-for all intents-the victor of this match would take over the No. 1 ranking. As reported, despite a rain delay, Latvia's second-best ranked lady tennis player Alona Ostapenko defeated Denmark'sCaroline Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 on Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the French Open Grand Slam tennis tourna...

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  • Warren Gatland responds to critics after 'challenging' week for Lions
Warren Gatland responds to critics after 'challenging' week for Lions

Gatland had told reporters "I don't think there will be a lot of difference between some Super Rugby sides and the All Blacks". Not to say that the Lions were entirely blameless but in those days when the touch-judges, as the assistant referees were called then, were not required to intervene and inform the referee of any indiscretion he ma...

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  • Penguins crush Predators to take 3-2 lead in Stanley Cup
Penguins crush Predators to take 3-2 lead in Stanley Cup

They are confident that they will stop Sidney Crosby from being Sidney Crosby . You apparently couldn't just put whomever you wanted on Crosby's line. "You can't really draw that up, when Sid makes that play, but it was a great play all around". Crosby, of course, has always had more raw talent than nearly everybody in the league, but he's h...

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  • Apple unveils HomePod smart speaker
Apple unveils HomePod smart speaker

Apple "can't afford to yield valuable real-estate in the heart of people's homes to Amazon , Google and others", said Geoff Blaber, research analyst at CCS Insight. The Siri watchface uses machine learning to determine what information is most useful to you at a given point in time. Pulling music from the Apple library, the speaker was ...

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  • Cavs' Best Effort Not Good Enough To Beat The Warriors
Cavs' Best Effort Not Good Enough To Beat The Warriors

And when LeBron James isn't in the game, you may well be over-matched, but you can't let that many points come off the board. Cleveland was up 113-107 after J.R. But while, yes, LeBron was exhausted, and yes, he didn't score in the clutch (and let the Warriors get at least one bucket for next-to-nothing), you can't blame James for the Cavs...

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  • Penguins thrash Predators in Game Five
Penguins thrash Predators in Game Five

Mattias Ekholm said everything is created to make opponents work hard and fellow defenseman Ryan Ellis noted that the hard work is required of the Predators, too. "It's a big game". Now, with a series lead up for grabs, the question is which Rinne shows up. The home team had plenty left in the tank and took the drama out of this pivotal ga...

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  • The Cleveland Cavaliers are Done, and They Know It
The Cleveland Cavaliers are Done, and They Know It

After a tight first half, the Warriors took command in the third - extending a 3 point locker room lead to 14 by the end of the period. "We thought we were going to win", James said. And in Game 7, they combined for 53 points and pulled off the two most important plays in franchise history. James and Irving combined for 77 points on 31 of 5...

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  • Crosby scores, Malkin shoots yet Penguins lose 4-1 to Preds
Crosby scores, Malkin shoots yet Penguins lose 4-1 to Preds

With their win Monday in Game Four, the Predators became the 13th team to even the Final at 2-2 after dropping the first two games of the series. The Penguins are 9-3 at PPG Paints Arena this postseason, now riding a five-game winning streak there.

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  • Penguins to stick with goalie Matt Murray for Game 5
Penguins to stick with goalie Matt Murray for Game 5

Pittsburgh , which scored more goals and peppered more shots than any other team in hockey this season, did generate some of their best looks in Game 4 - a result of their players slipping behind the Nashville defence, according to Laviolette.

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  • NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's last title in 1998
NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's last title in 1998

We play our game. "So I think that's a luxury that we have with KD here, and when I went out with foul trouble, obviously he - to say pick up the slack is kind of a ridiculous term, because he's a great player, an MVP, one of the best players in the world".

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  • Warriors dominate Cavs again
Warriors dominate Cavs again

No arrests were made and all of the men involved in the shoving match were Warriors fans, police said in a statement. I talk to them. Shumpert is the best option. Coming from J.R. Smith, as that quote did, not so much. Kerr had his initial procedures in 2015 after guiding the organization's first championship in 40 years as a rookie coach.

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  • Golden: Durant's dominance has made NBA Finals a mismatch
Golden: Durant's dominance has made NBA Finals a mismatch

Things turned out OK for the Cavs in 2016. Golden State , Game 2 , ABC , 19.69 million; NBA Finals: Cleveland vs. "He's been around, the last couple weeks especially, giving us input and giving us what he's got", Curry said of Kerr.

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  • Warriors' Green focused on keeping a cool head
Warriors' Green focused on keeping a cool head

Golden State is 14-0 in the postseason and ready to go. While James has delivered - he had a triple-double Sunday night in Game 2 - it hasn't been almost enough against the superstar-laden Golden State Warriors . Steve Kerr is a guy I respected even before he started coaching. "I can't recall being associated with a team and a player like Le...

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  • How to Watch the NHL Stanley Cup Finals Pittsburgh vs
How to Watch the NHL Stanley Cup Finals Pittsburgh vs

Yes, the Nashville Predators lean on their defensemen not only to smother the NHL's best attackers, but also to score in bunches. Though Johansen wears No. "But then there were at least two times at the net where he had to make the save and he made one, two or three more saves after that". Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby scored on a brea...

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  • LeBron's brilliance not enough in Game 2 loss to Warriors
LeBron's brilliance not enough in Game 2 loss to Warriors

That's been quite evident through two games. "I get drawn in too much of what I'm doing right now in the present and my only focus is what I can to help this team be better for game two". Cleveland's role players should play better at home-role players tend to do that. "We have to figure out a way to get him going early". Cleveland's 20-turno...

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  • Real Madrid wins UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid wins UEFA Champions League

Fans celebrate in Cibeles square while waiting for Real Madrid players to arrive after they won the Champions League final, Madrid , Spain, Sunday, June 4, 2017. "We have achieved a historic feat", Madrid left back Marcelo said. "Admittedly, it'll be tough to do better than this year, because we could've done something truly incredible thi...

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  • Klay Thompson makes up for shooting slump on defensive end
Klay Thompson makes up for shooting slump on defensive end

The play echoed Thursday night in Game 1 , as the Warriors returned to the Finals for the first time since the Cavaliers spoiled their 73-win romp. First, the Warriors had 31 assists as a team. Not that they're discussing it. Until they are challenged in a meaningful way, all they have to do is keep running their game.

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  • Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench, will coach Game 2
Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench, will coach Game 2

Lue says he had texted with Kerr during the playoffs to send his best wishes while Kerr missed the previous 11 games following complications from back surgeries. Durant scored from every corner of the court. "But we just got to play our game and the way we know how to play, and that's what's been successful for us".

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  • Defense fails Cavs in 113-91 Game 1 loss in NBA Finals
Defense fails Cavs in 113-91 Game 1 loss in NBA Finals

Golden State, which swept its way into the NBA Finals , have won 13 straight in the playoffs this season and ESPN's BPI is giving the Stephen Curry-led squad an 85-percent chance to win Game 2. Kerr watched his Golden State Warriors grab a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals by downing the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-113 Sunday night in another rout, ret...

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  • If You Love Cricket, Don't Try Today's Google Doodle
If You Love Cricket, Don't Try Today's Google Doodle

Earlier I wanted Pakistan to win but now it is India . And the right-hander admitted that he had thought that his chances of appearing in the eight-team ICC event in England were dashed when he damaged his left shoulder. "You know it's very important when you are playing in English conditions to play close to your body and play late". He has...

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  • Stanley Cup Notebook: Opportunistic Penguins Grab Control Of Series
Stanley Cup Notebook: Opportunistic Penguins Grab Control Of Series

On Tuesday, Guentzel was a feel-good story after scoring the winning goal in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final . He made 37 saves in Game 2. Rinne is just looking to put both games in the past. NOTES: Penguins C Matt Cullen left in the first period briefly after being hit from behind into the boards by Predators D Matt Irwin. Murray is the fir...

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  • Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for NBA Finals
Warriors wary of LeBron as Cavs arrive for NBA Finals

If not, Brown, who replaced him midway through the first round, faces the team he led to the 2007 NBA Finals . Golden State does not. Add the Warriors hyper focus after blowing a 3-1 lead in the Finals a season ago, and a top 5 player in Kevin Durant, it's easy to see why Vegas oddsmakers have Golden State as a -260 favorite.

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  • Jason Roy reassured of England place despite poor form
Jason Roy reassured of England place despite poor form

Bangladesh are appearing in the Champions Trophy group stage for the first time since 2004, while England have progressed beyond the group stage in three of their last four attempts. "One of the strongest parts of reinforcing the way that we play and the freedom in which we play with is backing that up with selection", Morgan said.

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  • Durant not feeling pressure of NBA Finals expectations
Durant not feeling pressure of NBA Finals expectations

It's just so rare for someone who was sacked in the middle of a contract to end up on a Finals-bound team, while the team he was sacked from also heads to the Finals . Especially since this is Year 14 for me, for this to happen now, this means so much", Korver said of his first trip to the Finals . "Defensively, it's tough to match what he does...

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  • Woakes injury a concern for England, says Morgan
Woakes injury a concern for England, says Morgan

After 15 overs the score was 78 for the loss of one wicket. Rubel Hossain is the third seamer in the team. Other options are Steven Finn, Toby Roland-Jones and Tom Curran, but with Broad you've got a guy who has an aura. On the third ball, a slight touch from Root tickled past the keeper for another boundary. After winning two warm-up games aga...

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  • Captain Morgan will not rob Roy of England opening spot
Captain Morgan will not rob Roy of England opening spot

India , Pakistan , Sri Lanka and South Africa are in the other section, with the top two sides from each group progressing to the semi-finals. That was Bangladesh´s highest stand in a one-day worldwide outside of Asia, surpassing the 141 put on by Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah when the Tigers knocked England out of the 2015 World Cup wi...

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  • NBA Finals Preview: Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA Finals Preview: Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers

He may not be out there long if the Warriors decide they need more mobility against Thompson, who is almost averaging a double-double and shooting 60 percent while creating plenty of extra possessions with his offensive rebounding for the Cavaliers .

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